The president-elect of the European Commission has succeeded in one of his first objectives - getting more women nominated to be commissioners.... It will be the strongest female representation since the Commission was created in 1957. The Commission headed by outgoing Commission President Romano Prodi featured seven women out of 30 members.
Still - and there's always a downside isn't there - I wish that there were already a representative number of women in the European Commission without having to resort to some kind of affirmative action. The human race will truly have made progress when EU commissioners - and everyone else - are judged on their talent regardless of gender, ethnicity or creed.